The New Stuff

smartphone tablets

Study shows mobile internet users to outnumber PC net users in three years


The results of a study made by IDC, a market analysis company, revealed that by 2015 more people will be connecting to the internet using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices compared to people who use the internet through their desktop computers.

The study revealed that smartphones will become the standard mobile phone people will use, completely replacing the “vanilla” phones that only offer standard features. Additionally, the sales of tablets is expected to hit the roof. The growing sales of smartphones and tablets will be so significant that internet users on the PC will hit a wall and then slowly go down. The report also said that this trend will begin in the US, with western Europe and Japan following in short order.

The IDC study also made another prediction – the total number of internet users will grow from 2 billion last year (2010) to 2.7 billion by 2015. E-commerce will benefit from this rise as spending on the net grows by $708 billion annually until it reaches $1.285 trillion in 2015. The same can be expected with advertising spending as it doubles from the present rate of $70 billion per year to almost $138 billion in about three to four years.

IDC expects the total number of internet users all over the world to reach roughly 40 percent of the total world population. This trend also bodes something else for the whole internet paradigm – the shift from a “world wide web” dominated internet to one that is dominated by dedicated apps.

Recently Published

technical writing
»

4 Terms Tech Writers Have to Stop Misusing

I get that you’re a tech writer and not a computer scientist. ...

smart car
»

What You Can Expect From the Smart Car Industry

For years, the focus of technology has been on PCs, tablets and ...

online marketing
»

Online Marketing For Creative Companies: How To Stand Out

If you consider the company you work for to be of the ...

Project Management
»

Got a Project? Learn How To Manage It the Right Way

There are lots of different things that probably qualify under the ...

Newsletter-templates-designs
»

A Few Things To Interest Your Followers

Whether they are customers on your website, social media followers, ...

Mobile-Devices
»

Understanding the Mobile Medium: Getting Your Message Across

One of the reasons that online marketing is particularly interesting ...

podcasts
»

Podcasts For Different Daily Activities: Picking a Routine

Once you get into the world of podcasts, you never really go back. ...

marketing your business online
»

How Are You Using The Internet To Market Your Business?

There are so many ways to market online, and most articles seem to ...

maxresdefault
»

Poki Has New Multiplayer Game That’s Topping the Charts

Barely a month old, Slither.io keeps its top spot in free iPad charts ...